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Peak Rail update of what's occuring

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by kestreleyes, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Active Member

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    Yes sorry that's what I meant,nor those horrible roof mounted things like at hazel grove station, we've plenty of fences,that wont be a problem
     
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    Please could you provide some detail on the operation of the Santa Trains. Is Ring Haw actually doing the work going to Matlock or is the diesel assisting/pushing?
    Does the train go to Matlock Town station or Riverside? Thanks
     
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    Ring haw pulls the train in one direction and the deisel pulls back, there's no run round facility at Matlock town,were running into Matlock town rather than riverside which is a quarter mile outside the main town station where there is a run round.

    Riverside was our original terminus when we first opened into Matlock as was the end of BRs line and their run round back then so it was the closest we could get at the time, when all the developments started we were supposed to have a seperate run round and platform adjacent to the main town NR station but various cock ups with planning saw that plan curtailed,as well as messing the bus company around (they were supposed to be able to drive in and out their depot,instead they have to reverse out) ,it also saw several problems with bridge heights and drains in the area which annoyed the council a bit,don't you just love planners
     
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    Sorry - I meant cycle stands
     
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    The Darley down side station lamps have been fitted,the station building ones come next
     

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    Very nice. That attention to detail is superb.
     
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    Yes, a lot of time, effort and money is being put into Darley Dale to give it the authentic MR/LMS look.

    Dave
     
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    Quick question @kestreleyes , what (if there was one) is the standard spacing of MR platform lamp posts - full-height ones?

    Thanks
    Will
     
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    I'm not kestreleyes, but I do have a copy of "Midland Style" by the Historical Model Railway Society - this has some detail about the lamps, but says nothing about spacing. I suspect that the spacing was dependent on any curvature of the platform, presence of buildings, canopies or other structures, so was designed individually for each station.

    I do have a question myself - are the lamps lit by gas or by electricity?
     
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    That was my initial thought John, got that book too but couldn't find the answer :-( Not sure (m)any railway company had standards for such things, not even paint spec!

    Cheers
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    I was wondering about spacing at Broadway. The platform lamps there are planted at 13m centres, which seems too close. They will end up with no fewer than 22 lamp posts.
    Toddington is 20m, the Toddington drive 30m.

    Any other people with measurements?
     
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    Just needs the Midland Railway footbridge and it will be nearly the same now as when it was built (with exception of the toilet block)

    Well done
     
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    The new (but mainly original MR) Darley Dale ones are electric, no doubt gas back in the day.

    Dave
     
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    Thanks - we have in recent years erected two MR lamp-posts, which were gas but have been discretely electrified, in the garden at St Albans South signal box.
     
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    Platform lamppost spacing - Darley Dale didn't have equally spaced posts... might partly be due to the platform extension, (it maybe loosing length at the other end when station road was extended. Rob uncovered foundations, probably platform edge ones, on the same alignment when doing some of the works for Peter and Andrew Briddons shed at the other side of the road. ) I measured the post spacing for some cable a while back, and there were hardly two gaps the same. They are at least opposite each other, some evidence for this from where gas pipes were in the platform walls. But then the MR had 3 different heights of post, and 2 different lengths of ladder bars, and some posts have 2, or some 1.... Got some more post drilling and tapping and ladder bar extending and thread cutting for Ben soon if I find some bar..... Now Scott and Ben have been fitting the building lamps and brackets (2 types of those...) its very evident that most of the up side posts are the wrong height.

    Just needs the Midland Railway footbridge and it will be nearly the same now as when it was built (with exception of the toilet block)

    The inside of the up building hardly transports you back to MR or LMS days though, the exhibition material in one room is very good, but its a missed opportunity compared to waiting rooms at the GC or KWVR. Wish I had time to help do something about it.
     
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    Could be a case of NO IM SPARTACUS !

    Soz didn't reply,''twas Christmas and all ,with family taking precedent etcetera, hope you all have a good new year from us all down here and tbh I haven't got a clue on spacing of lampposts but Harvey and Ben have answered that already I see

    We're slowly building a feel for heritage which tbh the railway never had in its infancy,keep an eye out on the footbridge and rowsley box plus other things in the pipeline,like that proverbial iceberg it all takes time,slowly bit by bit
     
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    Happy New Year everyone!!


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    For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome to:

    (Bank Hol) Mon 2 January 2017 at 7:30pm
    "The Merry-Go-Round has Stopped"

    digital + yarns by Dave Darwin


    More of Dave's photos, wry anecdotes, and memories on and off the footplate.


    Tonight's focus is on coal traffic looking at various loading methods with colliery screens, bunkers and loading pads, then coal in transit, and finally we see differing discharge arrangements. It seems only yesterday 4w mgr hoppers and collieries abounded in this area, all now gone.



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    Tickets for Rob Foxon's light-hearted, end-of-the-year, 'Railways Remembered' filmshow at the Library Theatre on Monday 16 January should be available from Ian Cosford during the interval.


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    Presented by: Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch) at
    The Harlequin Pub (upstairs function room)
    108 Nursery St, Sheffield S3 8GG

    bus routes 3, 7, 8, 8a, 83 and 83a stop near the front door.

    hope to see you!
    Dave


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    David Sharp
    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch

    (E): d.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk
    (H): 0114 274 5478
    (M): 07950 787 231 (text or call)

    The branch programme and directions to The Harlequin, can be found at:

    http://www.peakrail.co.uk/SheffieldBranch
     
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    Friday 13 Jan 2017 - 8pm - Bamford Village Institute

    (Main Road, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0DY)


    Bamford & District History Group
    'The Hope Valley Line & Rural Railways in 21st Century Britain' by Dr John Stubbs


    "Following Ted Hancock's talk in September 2016 on the early history of Bamford station, this talk considers more recent historical developments along the Hope Valley Line since the 1960s. The Hope Valley Line is discussed in relation to changing transport trends in general and rural railways in particular. The talk will also outline some of the key opportunities and challenges for the future of the Hope Valley Line and other rural railways in Britain.


    John Stubbs was a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Derby until his retirement in August 2015. His academic interest focused on transport studies, demography and statistical analysis. Much of his research has been on the development of sustainable transport systems in Britain while his research into overseas railways has involved extensive travel on the railways of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. He has lived in Bamford since 2013"




    Entry £3 for non-members of the History Group
     
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    WP_20170107_12_21_01_Pro.jpg with no services running this month the opportunity to replace and tidy up the location cupboard wiring at Darley was had,apart from a few hours doing that we also found some life expired wiring and a few potential faults.so tackled those at the same.time,the next job will be a replacement timber top on Darley dale facing pointlock roddings last crank base,

    Up at Rowsley penyghent has been having her bodywork sanded down for a repaint while she has the chance.
     
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    A few pics of Penyghent in Rowsley shed having her bodywork and paint taken care off,repainting is already underway on various panel parts and some minor repairs on the exterior and a good run down too prior to full repainting over the next two months

    Pics courtesy K Rigby.
     
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